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Mary Katherine McClure 72, passed away peacefully at her home in Beaver Dam, AZ on February 18th, 2023. She was born on May 2nd, 1950 in Akron, Ohio. The youngest of two daughters born to Winston and Lillian (Herman) Pedigo. Her family moved to Scottsdale when she was a child. There she was raised with her sister Karen and graduated from Scottsdale High School in 1968.
Shortly after graduating high school she married and moved to Kemmerer, Wyoming where she had two children, DeeDee and Justin. Mary adored her kids and there is nothing she would not have done for them.
While living in Kemmerer she made many friends waitressing and working as the deputy clerk treasurer for the city of Kemmerer.
On August 10th, 2001 she married Lonnie McClure. Upon retirement they have been snow-birding between Wyoming and Arizona where they have made many incredible friends. They have had many adventures traveling throughout the country, taking side-by-side rides, and just enjoying life. Lonnie has loved her unconditionally and took care of her up till the very end.
She loved all things baseball, especially the New York Yankees. She loved Mexican food, cooking, and baking. She loved to crochet and many of you may have one of her special holiday towels. She would never pass up a chance to sit in the sunshine with an adult beverage, or take a ride to watch a sunset. She found great joy in watching her children, their friends, and her grandchildren in their activities over the years. And always made a point to be there to make birthdays and holidays special.
Mary was an amazing woman that left a permanent mark on people’s hearts. Many of you have reached out with such kind words; “She was always a ray of sunshine.” “One of the kindest, and best of women.” “Such a beautiful lady.” “Mary was a light.” “So lovely and funny.” “Mary was a perfect example of what every human being should be like.”
She is preceded in death by her parents Winston and Lillian. She is survived by her husband Lonnie McClure of Beaver Dam, AZ, sister Karen Coyle of Scottsdale, AZ, daughter DeeDee Waldner (David) of Kemmerer, WY, son Justin Durant (Heidi) of Sparks, NV, step-son Zachary McClure of Idaho Falls, ID, niece Ronda Duryea (David) of Phoenix, AZ, and grandchildren LaRanda, Katherine, Derek, Beckett, Mason, Dominic, and Bryson.
Thank you to everyone who has called or sent a message. A celebration of life with be held at a later date per her request.
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